Journal article

Treatment of staphylococcal prosthetic joint infections with debridement, prosthesis retention and oral rifampicin and fusidic acid

CA Aboltins, MA Page, KL Buising, AWJ Jenney, JR Daffy, PFM Choong, PA Stanley

CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

There is growing evidence of the efficacy of treating early staphylococcal infections of prosthetic joints with surgical debridement and prosthesis retention, combined with oral antibiotic regimens that include rifampicin in combination with a fluoroquinolone. With rising rates of fluoroquinolone-resistant staphylococci, evidence concerning the efficacy of alternative combinations of antibiotics is required. Twenty patients with staphylococcal prosthetic joint infections who had been treated with surgical debridement and prosthesis retention, and a combination of rifampicin and fusidic acid were analysed. The mean duration of symptoms before initial debridement was 16 (range 2-75) days. The ..

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